hemo-logoAccess to bleeding disorders help is available evenings and weekends, through HSC paging, after regular Manitoba Bleeding Disorders Program work hours. It is also possible to page a bleeding disorders nurse during the week day. A bleeding disorders nurse is available in the evening only until midnight. A hematologist can be contacted at all times. This help should be accessed in the event of an emergency and for support with home management.

It is useful to call a bleeding disorders nurses or hematologist before going to the Emergency Department¬†at the Children’s Hospital or the HSC Adult Emergency Department so that they can notify ER staff that you are coming and to be a resource to the ER staff.

To access a bleeding disorders nurse, call: 204-787-2071 and ask for pager #3346. If paging informs you that a nurse is not available, then ask for the hematologist on call. Specify adult or pediatrics. You will leave a call-back number with paging.

To access the hematologist, call: 204-787-2071. There isn’t a pager number. Specify adult or pediatric hematologist. You will leave a call-back number with paging.

If it happens that you do not hear back from a nurse or hematologist within 20 or 30 minutes, call paging again. If there is a problem with the paging system and you do not hear back, report to the appropriate emergency department and they will page.

If you have any difficulty navigating the paging system, it is important to document what has happened and notify the nurse coordinator during the regular work week in order to address the problem.